K.M. Minemier & Associates is a certified Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB) engaged in full service real estate asset management and marketing.

Articles

Best mortgage tips for 2019

March 01, 2019

The new year has brought changes for homeowners and homebuyers alike. Higher mortgage limits for conforming loans, thanks to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, mean homebuyers have more leeway when it comes to shopping for a house.Meanwhile, baby boomers are gearing up for home makeovers, according to one study — and equity can be one way to foot ...

Read The Full Article


Selling Your Home Spring

February 28, 2019

Selling Your Home Spring Anytime is a good time to sell your home. Homes that are priced right will always sell.Springtime is a time for cleaning up yard. Power washing home and sidewalks.Open up and air out the inside. Clean base boards. Buyers do look at that.Wash you pet beding often. Move cat litter to a ...

Read The Full Article


Spring Home Maintenance Checklist!

February 26, 2019

March☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)April☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)May☐ Inspect, and possibly change out HVAC filters☐ Clean kitchen sink disposal☐ Clean range hood filters☐Inspect your fire extinguisher(s)Quarterly☐ Test smoke/carbon monoxide detectors☐ ...

Read The Full Article


Tax Breaks for First-Time Homebuyers

February 19, 2019

Tax season is here, so make sure you’re tapping into homebuyer tax benefits. Buying a home requires hefty initial costs, like a down payment and closing expenses. There are a host of things, however, such as federal grants, tax credits and other options you can research to make your first home more affordable. Take note of the first-time ...

Read The Full Article


When to Talk to a Lender

February 19, 2019

     Most first time home buyers believe they should only talk to a lender when they are ready to buy now. That is not always the case. Most FTHBs aren’t familiar with what is needed on the financing part of home buying. A lot of things come into play such as your credit score, lines of ...

Read The Full Article


Inspecting your home before spring selling season

February 18, 2019

                 In our area of East Tennessee, winters are considered to be short, which means spring usually arrives before you know it. This applies to getting your property ready to list, possibly leaving the homeowner in a rush to get the necessary inspections to ...

Read The Full Article


How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability

February 18, 2019

How to Get a Better Perspective on Affordability Headlines spotlight the fact that buying a home is less affordable today than it was at any other time in more than a decade. Those headlines are accurate.Understandably, buying a home is more expensive now than immediately following one of the worst housing crashes in American history. Over the past ...

Read The Full Article


Exploring Today's Real Estate Market -- And Its Future

February 16, 2019

Post written by  Jason Mitchell Jason Mitchell Forbes Council Forbes Real Estate Council  Dec 10, 2018, 08:00amYou may have noticed the real estate market tightening and slowing in recent months. Homebuyers are becoming increasingly more cautious due to the feeling that they may be purchasing at the top of the market and will have to obtain a higher market ...

Read The Full Article


How Long Will Your House Last?

February 15, 2019

...

Read The Full Article


WHAT TO KNOW About Credit Scores

February 15, 2019

Credit scores range between 200 and 850, with scores above 620 considered desirable for obtaining a mortgage. The following factors affect your score:Your payment history.Did you pay your credit card bills on time? Bankruptcy filing, liens, and collection activity also affect your history. How much you owe and where. If you owe a great deal of money ...

Read The Full Article


What not to store in the basement.

February 15, 2019

Ah, the joys of having a below-ground level to your home. It might offer you a bonus space to transform into a family room or guest bedroom, or even just provide the right amount of square footage to use for short- and long-term storage. But basements and storage don’t always make for happy home partners.Some basements - ...

Read The Full Article


Spring Cleaning Ideas to Help Sell Your Home!!

February 15, 2019

The month of March brings spring, and with spring comes bright budding flowers, longer days, warmer weather, and spring cleaning. There is no better way to shake off the dreariness of winter than a freshly cleaned home ready to welcome the season. Here are 10 easy ways you can clean your home for spring.1. Open the WindowsThere's ...

Read The Full Article


8 tax deductions and credits to save you more money

February 15, 2019

 Tax season may not be your favorite time of year, but it could be more rewarding if you know the right strategies. You may be leaving money on the table in unclaimed tax deductions and credits without knowing it. Consider the following questions to potentially lower your bill to Uncle Sam—or even end up with a refund....

Read The Full Article


5 Secrets to Saving for the Future While Enjoying Life Now

February 15, 2019

Save? Spend? Or both?In my work with younger clients, that’s one of the main conflicts I see: The desire to prepare for the future and save versus the impulse to live for the present and enjoy earnings now. People know that nobody is promised tomorrow, but they also don’t want to live out their retirement years ...

Read The Full Article


How to Prepare Your Home This Winter for a Successful Spring Sale by Sharon Lee

February 14, 2019

If you are planning to sell your home next spring, why not get a jumpstart during the fall /winter season so you have more time and less stress while preparing? An added plus is that your home could potentially be ready to list in time for the early spring selling season at the end of January when the market ...

Read The Full Article


REALTORS® and the Qualified Business Deduction Rule by Tony Smith, Wanda Smith & Associates

February 14, 2019

Unless you’re new to planet Earth, you are aware that tax-time is just around the corner (if you are new to planet Earth, Welcome! Tax time is just around the corner. Please recycle and always tip your server). In January of 2017, a new law regarding business deductions took effect. It’s known as The Qualified Business Deduction ...

Read The Full Article


11 Ways to Sell Your Home Faster (WITHOUT Dropping the Price)

February 14, 2019

From leaving the house for showings and open houses to having to keep the place spotless at all times, having a home on the market can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. Once you’ve made the decision to sell, you want to know that you won’t be in this anxiety-filled limbo forever. You want to hand over those keys, ...

Read The Full Article


Love is in the air!

February 14, 2019

There has never been a better time to show the one you love just how much they mean to you by welcoming them into their new forever home!!! ...

Read The Full Article


The KonMari Method: Helping You Prep Your House For Sale

February 13, 2019

One of the biggest challenges sellers face when listing their house is decluttering. Cleaning out some of the more personal decorating choices allows buyers to imagine themselves living in the house.Those planning to sell soon are in luck! Marie Kondo, the inventor of the KonMari Method of Tidying Up, has gained popularity with her new Netflix series. ...

Read The Full Article


Cold weather danger!

February 13, 2019

During this cold that we are experiencing, unfortunately some folks have resorted to unconventional methods for heat. Just this morning a friend posted on social media that their Carbon Monoxide detector went off at 2 o’clock in the morning. Someone had accidently left a burner burning on a gas stove. While this was an accident, there have been ...

Read The Full Article


Millenials

February 12, 2019

How are millennial combating affordability issues?Top of Form Bottom of FormWhile it’s been confirmed by numerous studies that millennial are now officially in the market to purchase their first homes (and perhaps their first move-up homes), new research shows that some will take the plunge somewhat differently than preceding generations.In a survey of 1,000 people, ...

Read The Full Article


This love month, spend a romantic dining experience in Beaufort's top 3 most romantic restaurants!

February 12, 2019

...

Read The Full Article


Love language in Real Estate

February 12, 2019

According to Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages: How to Express Heartfelt Commitment to Your Mate, there are 5 love languages that people will express and experience. They include:           Receiving giftsQuality timeWords of affirmationActs of service(devotion)Physical touchKnowing your personal love language and also being able to infer other ...

Read The Full Article


9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your House

February 12, 2019

9 Surprising Things That Add Value to Your HouseFebruary 12, 2019   What do surf breaks, Walmarts, and public transportation have in common? Being near any of them can add thousands to your home’s value.At least that’s what various university researchers have found based on their evaluation of variables that could be influencing home prices. ...

Read The Full Article


The Truth About Renting

February 11, 2019

Master Brokers | February 2019 |828-850-0142You will buy a house in your lifetime.   The question is:   who will you buy it for?  Will you buy the home for you or your landlord?   When you rent, you are paying for your landlords’ house!It is a fact:  Unless you plan to live in a ...

Read The Full Article





top